Estimate population 5,692,400 - Capital City Asmara
Eritrea occupies the Red Sea coast north of Ethiopia and covers an area of 93,680 square kilometres (36,170 square miles). It is bordered by Djibouti on the southeast, by Sudan on the northwest, and by Ethiopia on the south. Rich history makes this place worthwhile for a visit but one must remember that due to unreliable rainfall and locusts plaques, Eritrea is prone to famine and poverty. Industry is mainly based in the capital.